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Ever Heard of Job Scraping?

Ever Heard of Job Scraping?

Data scraping, data crawling, data harvesting or data extraction all refer to the process of collecting all kinds of industry or topic-specific data on the web for many sectors including e-commerce, market research, human resources, and real estate. Web scraping is not something new, it has been over for many years. However, the amount of data on the web is increasing at an enormous speed, and many businesses can’t use data harvesting beneficially, as finding the reliable and valuable data can be very time consuming for the company. According to Cisco, global internet traffic stroke 1.1 zettabytes (one zettabyte is equal to 36,000 years of HD videos) at the end of 2016, and the number is estimated to be over 2.3 zettabytes by 2020. A research group IDC predicted that the world will be creating 163 zettabytes (one trillion gigabytes) of data a year by 2025. The amount of data is simply outrageous. That’s why there are currently many web scraping services that can offer you an efficient scraping service. Job scraping is one of the services such companies offer. This service can be very efficient and valuable for many different companies, and this post will tell you why, how and for what job scraping can be used. What is Job Scraping First and foremost, let’s understand what job scraping means. Currently, there are numerous job postings available all over the web, so finding a relevant job that is up-to-date and authentic can be quite time-consuming. With the help of data crawling, the huge amount of job postings will be collected and sorted from all over the web in...
Web Scraping As a Valuable Instrument for Proactive Hiring

Web Scraping As a Valuable Instrument for Proactive Hiring

It’s not a secret to anyone that if you want to build a top class company, you need to hire top class employees. That’s probably the main reason why companies invest so heavily in their recruitment teams. The truth is: the best talent has the luxury to be selective about who they work for and depending on the industry most of them have impressive number of offers when they decide to look for a job. It is your company’s job to persuade them to join your mission. If you manage to convince them and build a strong team right at the start, you will be able to convince investors and customers with the same success in the long run. That’s the power of recruiting and that is the main reason why it should not be underestimated. In the past, the heavy burden was on individual recruiters, who had to rely on their intuition while hiring. But recently the evolution of the whole recruitment process is beginning to be shaped more and more by Big Data, also known as, data analytics. And the more it does the more accurate become the decisions made. The biggest advantage of recruiters nowadays is the luxury of relying on facts rather than plain intuition when it comes to issuing job offers, as vast amount of data aggregated from different sources (especially social media) is right at hand with limitless list of prospective candidates – it makes the job easier and more organized for them. At this day and age, the power of data is used more to make “people decisions” and is contributing more and...